Zillow Advice: Selling Process - What colors are best for interior walls & carpet? http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ Zillow Advice | Zillow Real Estate It is always safe to use ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ <p>It is always safe to use neutral colors.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T14:39:00Z If the intent of the painting ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ If the intent of the painting is to facilitate the sale of a home, then you want to pick ones that will appeal to the most potential Buyers.&nbsp; (Or, frequently, discourage the least amount of Buyers!)<br/><br/>Invariably, this leads you to choices from the neutral color palette.&nbsp;&nbsp;Light beige usually falls within this palette, but the greens, yellows, etc. do not.&nbsp; (The "very light off-white / whitest white" combo seems an extreme interpretation of "neutral", but I have seen it done.)<br/><br/>If selling, good luck!&nbsp; Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:24:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T14:24:00Z One possibility to check ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ One possibility to check out is Antique white flat or satin&nbsp;on walls and pure white semi gloss or gloss&nbsp;on trim. It is light and gives the appearance of tan/white and is very neutral. The ones I'm thinking about are standard colors at Lowes. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 07:59:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T07:59:00Z I will agree with most opinions ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ I will agree with most opinions on the board and go with neutrals such as off-white and beige. &nbsp;Yes, they are very blah and makes the whole house look boring. &nbsp;We got so much feedback from potential buyers of our last house that just could not get past some darker paint and carpet tones we had in the house (deep green, rich reds) even though these are very easy cosmetic changes! &nbsp;After being on the market a few months, we spent the money to change carpet and repaint. &nbsp;You guessed it! &nbsp;Neutral! &nbsp;We had a contract shortly thereafter.<br/><br/>Potential buyers are closed-minded and don't want to think. &nbsp;They want near perfection as soon as they step in the front door. &nbsp;Why, then, are they looking at pre-owned homes? &nbsp;I have no idea! Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T02:50:00Z The most neutral shades in ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ The most neutral shades in eggshell is the best with beige plush carpets for the bedrooms and berber for the family room or hardwood floors is even better. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:44:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T02:44:00Z Neutral colors are always ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ <p>Neutral colors are always the best for walls and floors. It makes the room appear larger.</p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:39:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T02:39:00Z Although there are fashionable ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ Although there are fashionable colors and unfashionable colors that vary year by year, I've also found the appropriate colors depend on the climate and the natural light of the area.&nbsp;&nbsp; The ideal colors when selling are ones that very few could object to - rather than "eeew, I have to repaint the entire interior of the house" you want someone to think "sure, I could move into that.&nbsp;&nbsp; I might want to change it, but it isn't an emergency".&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <br/><br/>Pale beige sounds fine.&nbsp;&nbsp; Hunter green is one of my favorite colors, but I couldn't live with the darkness of it on&nbsp; four walls.&nbsp; People&nbsp; have a love/hate affair with yellow.&nbsp; Cream would probably be better.&nbsp; <br/><br/>I live in a climate that is dark and grey at this time of year.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; I went bonkers when the family room was a dark color.&nbsp; <br/><br/> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 02:18:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T02:18:00Z Flat Egg Shell White for ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ Flat Egg Shell White for the walls. Reason why, it is extremely neutral, easy to paint over, and will get you to settlement. Why? Because when you go to move all of your furniture out of the house it is inevitable that you will hit wall. And fussy buyers will want all smudges touched up after finial walk thru before they sign the HUD1. Low gloss will seamlessly allow you to touch up paint without anyone knowing.<br/><img width="250px" height="200px" src="http://photos1.zillow.com/o_a/IS1bplezhphqlg1000000000.jpg" imageid="X1-IAjv47dzhphqlg1000000000_i567e" uploadtype="new" imagetype="8"/><br/><em>[hotlink deleted by Zillow moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 01:45:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T01:45:00Z Such a colorful question! ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ <p>Such a colorful question! Here in Northeast Ohio, we are in the midst of&nbsp;Fall &amp; Winter. So we are all about open and bright spaces to offset&nbsp;the&nbsp;cloudy weather. &nbsp;When you are staging your home, and that's exactly what you are doing when you paint, is enhancing the appearance of the rooms. It is beneficial to stay with warm neutral colors. That applies to wall and carpet colors. The intent is to make the room appear as spacious as it can! Dark colors on walls and flooring can close a room in. Accent walls are not really in style any longer. The lightest ceiling colors work well too!<br/><br/>You will notice this trend on homes in our local market that includes Ohio, Lake County &amp; Mentor Areas!<br/><br/>I hope this is help! I'm available for more suggestions, Just Let Me Know . . .<br/>Marianne Drenik <em>[deleted by Zillow&nbsp; moderator. Please see our Good Neighbor Policy for posting guidelines]</em></p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:50:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T00:50:00Z I would say stay neutral, ... http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ I would say stay neutral, what ever that may be. If the flow of your house is open, then you need to stick with one color. Each room that you can see from the adjoining room also needs to be the same color. Anything dark will shrink a room, open and airy is the key&hellip;.neutrals are mostly tans and off whites, don't go to washed out tho, it will look bland&hellip;<br/> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 00:16:00 GMT http://www.zillow.com/advice-thread/What-colors-are-best-for-interior-walls-carpet/519429/ 2013-11-19T00:16:00Z